The e-visa Kenya costs € 64,95 per person. You can no longer apply for a Kenya tourist or business visa with the High Commission in London, the embassy of Kenya in Dublin, or any consulate or embassy in another country. Travellers need to apply for these visas online, as well as pay for these applications online. This online visa is also known as the eTA Kenya.

Simple application for the Kenya visa via this website

Kenya visa cost

The cost of the e-visa Kenya is not determined by your travel purpose. Both the tourist visas and business visas are equally priced. Even when travelling to Kenya for medical treatment, the visa cost remains the same. The visa application process is the same regardless of the purpose of travel. You start your application using this online application form. After the eTA is issued, you may use it to stay in Kenya for up to 90 days.

Paying for your Kenya visa application: payment methods

Payment for the Kenya visa application is done, securely and quickly using a reliable online payment method of your choice. You can make your payment with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or using PayPal, Trustly, Apple Pay or Google Pay. The cost for the eTA is not affected by your chosen payment method.

You can pay for your eTA using any of the following payment methods:

MastercardVisaAmerican ExpressPayPalGoogle PayApple Pay

Visa cost structure

The Kenya visa cost on e-Visa.ie amounts to a total of € 64,95. This is the complete price for a standard application, including all consular fees, service charges and taxes. Transaction costs may apply according to the selected method of payment.

Consular fee of the Kenya visa

The consular fee, included in the total visa cost, amounts to 52,53 USD per eTA application. This part of the total fee is paid to the Kenyan authorities. It is both a payment to Kenya’s immigration service for reviewing your visa application and a means of tourist tax. The consular fee of the eTA for Kenya is indeed partly used to protect Kenyan widlife and stimulate the local economy. This also applies to the relatively high entrance fees to Kenya's national parks.

Service fee for the Kenya visa

The service fee for the Kenya eTA visa is the price difference between the consular cost (52,53 USD) and the price total (€ 64,95). Since the total visa cost is expressed as a fixed rate and the consular costs come down to an amount in US dollars, the service charge depends on the exchange rate. At the current exchange rate, the service fee, including VAT, is € 16,36 for each eTA Kenya application. This amount is charged by e-Visa.ie for processing your application. Thanks to this service fee, you will have access to a comprehensible online application form and 24/7 customer support by phone, as well as email support.

Manual checking of your visa application

The service fee also enables manual checking of your application by a visa expert. This expert checks each application form for frequently made mistakes. The passport page scan or copy will also be checked to cross-reference the passport information entered in the application form. These checks ensure that virtually no applications submitted through e-Visa.ie are rejected. Careful checking also ensures that an eTA that has been issued, is actually valid. If an incorrect passport number were to end up on the visa, the visa would be invalid, and you would be unable to travel. By applying with e-Visa.ie you will increase your chances of travelling to Kenya hassle-free.

Delivery times for the Kenya visa (eTA)

Average delivery time for the Kenya visa*
Standard applications 9 days
Urgent delivery 3 days

* All mentioned delivery times are averages. It is expressly stated here that no maximum delivery times can be guaranteed.

The average delivery time for the eTA Kenya is 9 days on average. Many visas are issued sooner than this, but your application could also be delayed. For instance, in case your personal information or documents are incorrect or incomplete. Delays may also occur due to high processing workloads with either e-Visa.ie or the Kenya immigration service. Extensive random checks and/or system malfunctions may also cause delays. Such instances explain why a maximum delivery time for your visa application can never be guaranteed. As you already need an eTA before your departure to Kenya, you are advised to submit your visa application at least several weeks before you travel.

Urgent delivery in 3 days

If you did not manage to apply for the Kenya visa in time, you can still apply as soon as possible and opt for an urgent delivery. Urgent applications are generally processed in 3 days. Please note that urgent applications are subject to the same delays as standard applications. The difference between a standard application and an urgent application is that an urgent application comes first in queue at e-Visa.ie. This will yield an issued visa within 3 days in most cases. However, as explicitly stated before, a speedy delivery can never be guaranteed.

Do you want to travel to Kenya within 12 days from the moment of applying? In this case, e-Visa.ie will only accept your application if you opt for urgent delivery. The Kenya visa cost for an urgent application is higher; a surcharge of € 17,50 per person applies.

e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Kenya visa. e-Visa.ie acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (52,53 USD per visa, via www.etakenya.go.ke). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.ie, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 52,53 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 16,36 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Kenya visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.